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Six Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Here's a non-health related article, and short video...that frankly I can't get out of my mind...
so I thought I'd share...

CAVEAT (you kow I usually have one or two)
This is NOT for the faint of heart!


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    Watched the video…might gag. emoticon However, I don't like animals of any kind dying out…unless they are the kind that eat your face off. So, good for them! My kids collect bugs and watch them in a clear box with vegetation. I make them free them at night (probably half of their buggy lives are over…oh well). They are fascinating sometimes to watch.
    1900 days ago
    My hubby is an amateur entomologist. He dad was a bug expert. Some of them are really beautiful. Some hideous. But they are interesting to watch. Not fond of the stinky ones though.
    1901 days ago
    I used to have an insect collection when I was a child.
    My father got me started, he had butterflies and other cool bugs on pins on cotton batting, under glass in square black cases. He showed me how to make a killing jar with ammonia and cotton. I hated watching them struggle and die as the toxic fumes filled their lungs and how their active legs became a stiff tangle of black as they lay on their backs.

    After my father died, I collected but I didn't kill anything or put them on pins. I just collected insects in a jar with some vegetation, fed them, watched them until they expired or I let them go.

    One of my mom's friends knew this, so when a giant staghorn beetle "drowned" in their pool, he brought it right over.

    The size of it was intimidating, even for me. I was about 5-6 at the time and the thing was as big as my palm. But I didn't want to be ungrateful, and I sure didn't want to act afraid or grossed out... even though secretly I was

    So Mr Staghorn got put on a temporary bed of tissue in my bedroom for the time being... and I was put to bed wondering what I was going to do with that monster once morning came.

    I was awakened in the halflight before dawn by a tremendous buzzing and the sound of something hitting the walls as it flew.

    The staghorn beetle was airborne, alive and well, if a bit confused.

    After that, I only collected butterflies.
    : )
    1902 days ago
    Very Cool!
    The only experience I have had with walking stick insects is in the states... and they aren't nearly as big! The ones I saw were greenish/white.
    1902 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2012 10:23:36 PM
    emoticon Cool that they weren't extinct...but, they can stay there! emoticon
    1902 days ago
    Love how the male protects the female :)
    1903 days ago
    sounds like a good thing the people on the island are doing a good job. lets make sure they stay on the island though.
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    Lol that's freaky hope your doing well gn
    1903 days ago
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